Bematists Were The Original Step Counters in Ancient Greece in The 5th Century BCE

The ancient Greeks were known for their fascination with physical activity and exercise, and one of the professions that emerged from this culture was that of the Bematists or Bematistae, who were essentially ‘step counters’. These individuals were responsible for measuring the distance of various routes, such as roads and racecourses, by counting the number of steps it took to traverse them